Creutzwald

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Creutzwald
Commune
Creutzwald Lake
Creutzwald Lake
Coat of arms of Creutzwald
Coat of arms
Creutzwald is located in France
Creutzwald
Creutzwald
Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 6°41′00″E / 49.2°N 6.6833°E / 49.2; 6.6833Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 6°41′00″E / 49.2°N 6.6833°E / 49.2; 6.6833
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Forbach-Boulay-Moselle
Canton Boulay-Moselle
Intercommunality Warndt
Government
 • Mayor (2007–2008) Jean-Luc Wozniak
Area1 26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 14,360
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57160 /57150
Elevation 198–334 m (650–1,096 ft)
(avg. 219 m or 719 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Creutzwald (German: Kreuzwald) is a commune in the Moselle département in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

With Germany, it manages the Warndt forest.

History

The town was formed in 1810, by the merging of the three villages of La Croix, La Houve, and Wilhelmsbronn. It continued to be known as Creutzwald-la-Croix until 1961, when the name was simplified. Until that point, it had been redundant, as the German word Kreuz, and French Croix both mean "cross".

Creutzwald was the last town in France to have a working coal mine, in La Houve, which closed on 23 April 2004.

Administration

Together with the municipalities of Bisten-en-Lorraine, Guerting, Ham-sous-Varsberg and Varsberg, it forms the Communauté de communes of Warndt. Although Creutzwald is the largest town in terms of population in its Canton, the administrative centre is Bouzonville. This is due to demographic changes since the 19th century, as in 1885, there were 1698 inhabitants in Bouzonville, and only 1493 in Creutzwald.

See also

External links

  • Creutzwald Webzine (News media)


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